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Photos: Diwali Dancers

January 01, 2010 12:00 AM
        

 




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Dancers engage in traditional performances from varied regions of India at a celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, on Nov. 7. (Photos by Miranda Wheeler)
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Members of the India Association of New Orleans join with the India Association of Tulane University for one of the largest Diwali celebrations in the city.
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The Tulane India association welcomes anyone who wishes to dance and provides choreographers for individuals who need help putting dances together.
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Children from the local community who regularly practice dance to maintain their Indian culture and traditions participate in the festival marking the victory of good over evil.
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Dance groups of Tulane students and children take the stage in McAlister Auditorium on the uptown campus before a catered dinner in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life.
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Dancers range from those who have been classically training for years to others who find Indian culture fascinating.